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Big Sale of Barns.com and Landmark 6-Figure IDN Deal Take Top Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

A pair of nice six-figure sales headline this week's domain sales report. Barns.com bagged the top spot after changing hands for $175,000 in a private sale. North Carolina businessman Jeremiah Johnson, who already had a well established business in this space at WoodBarns.com, acquired the category killing domain and is already putting it to good use. His new website at Barns.com offers a wide variety of barns, including custom metal and Amish wood structures, that are sold nationwide with free delivery and installation. 

Another category killer, this one a German language IDN ccTLD, Büromöbel.de ("office furniture" in German), took the #2 spot with a landmark International Domain Name sale that closed through Sedo at €69,000 ($100,749). That is the highest verified IDN sale ever reported to us. 

Those two heavyweights were followed by a pair of solid 3-letter .com sales; #3 TVX.com at $75,000 and #4 SPB.com at $65,000. New brokerage MasterOfMyDomain.com handled the TVX.com sale while the SPB.com deal went through Sedo, helping them claim five of the first ten chart positions and 10 of 20 overall.

By Ron Jackson

NameJet was the only other venue with multiple chart entries. They hit the Daily Double with #5 Goodwill.com at $55,978 and #12 Mantels.com at $20,300. Chart honors also went to a newcomer on the Big Board, UpMarketURLs.com, who sold Amsterdam.org for $25,000 and Rick Latona Auctions who moved PapuaNewGuinea.com for the same price. Those two sales tied for the #9 position.

.Com had the most chart entries with 12. The ccTLDs also fared well taking six places on the elite list. Canada's .ca extension accounted for two of those country code leaders; #14 Boots.ca at $19,950 and #15 Suits.ca at $18,900. Those private sales were actually completed a few months ago but the seller, who is a personal acquaintance, just agreed to make the prices public for this first time this week.

Larry Fischer

After being shut out last week, the non .com gTLDs returned to the limelight with two Top 20 domains, led by #8 Apps.net, a name sold through Sedo for $25,900.

Before we move on to this week's chart I want to let you know about another domain sales story that I think you will find exceptionally interesting. Veteran domain investor Larry Fischer ran a fascinating five-part series on his DirectNavigation.com blog this week about a previously unreported multi-million dollar domain portfolio auction that he was part of. 

The portfolio, loaded with many great one-word generic .com domain names wound up going for over $7 million with Larry finishing second in the bidding. Be sure to check it out. Larry lists all of the domains that were in the package as well as who the eventual winner turned out to be.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program - here is how all of the leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, Dec. 13:

 

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 7, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 13, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 15, 2009

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Barns.com $175,000 Pvt Sale
2. Büromöbel.de (IDN)
("office furniture" in German)
€69,000 = $100,749 Sedo
3. TVX.com $75,000 MasterOfMyDomain.com
4. SPB.com $65,000 Sedo
5. Goodwill.com $55,978 NameJet
6.
tie
Arenal.com $40,000 Sedo
6.
tie
MyLikes.com $40,000 Sedo
8. Apps.net $25,900 Sedo
9.
tie
Amsterdam.org $25,000 UpMarketURLs.com
9.
tie
PapuaNewGuinea.com $25,000 Rick Latona Auctions

11. AirportInfo.com $22,222 Sedo
12. Mantels.com $20,300 NameJet
13. Schillings.com $20,000 Pvt Sale
14. Boots.ca $19,950 Pvt Sale
15. Suits.ca $18,900 Pvt Sale
16. ZH.com.cn $18,000 Sedo
17. InsuranceProvider.com $17,000 Pvt Sale
18. Paintballing.co.uk £10,000 = $16,400 Sedo
19. PoolMerchants.com $15,000 Sedo
20. NewsletterBoy.de €10,000 = $14,746 Sedo

 

Keep in mind that these are the highest value sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

For the many newcomers entering the domain industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market. If you do not understand why specific domain names command the prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases. We highly recommend that you do some basic research before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 11 more five-figure sales just off the board led by a pair of sales at NameJet; Review.org at $14,502 and APN.com at $14,401. Rick Latona Auctions closed three more sales at this level; DLE.com ($14,250), StateFlags.com ($12,750) and StateFlag.com ($12,750). Latona also sold a nice three-name matching set, Z6.com, Z6.net and Z6.org, for a total of $15,000

Pro Forma scored with PropertyManagement.ca at $14,200 and the AfternicDLS banked $13,249 for PersonalisedGifts.com. Sedo also continued ringing up impressive sales with ConstructionManagement.net ($12,500), Webmaster.se ($10,950), Parfm.com ($10,227) and HowTown.com ($10,000)

.Com Supporting Cast

The hit parade at Sedo continued with several dozen solid four-figure sales led by ThinkSpot.com ($9,999), DiamondTrading.com ($9,800) and FreeStock.com ($9,650). SuperTrends.com tacked on $8,500, Classement.com clicked for $7,738 and AKY.com kicked in $7,592

3210.com and StrikeIt.com contributed $7,500 each while 0033.com counted out $7,300. ENYC.com drew $5,800 and Kinderfahrzeuge.com captured $5,700. Sedo had 42 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $5,500 that you can check out in the table below. 

Additional Sedo .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,500
asiaclassified.com $5,500   locaben.com $2,920
videofire.com $5,500 luxlotto.com $2,920
assuranceautomobile.com $5,110 samowar.com $2,920
auditoire.com $5,000 toplisted.com $2,920
flexiheat.com $5,000 wooot.com $2,920
soccer24.com $5,000 bowels.com $2,850
sweetspot.com $5,000 gaybies.com $2,750
synergus.com $5,000 lufo.com $2,622
item24.com $4,745 talkbook.com $2,500
entradasonline.com $4,380 techgig.com $2,500
peerquiz.com $4,000 uhoop.com $2,500
pureau.com $4,000 thenectar.com $2,250
goodzone.com $3,860 warcraftsecrets.com $2,250
telecall.com $3,650 codaauto.com $2,111
livek.com $3,600 baitbox.com $2,000
adultblogpress.com $3,000 egoza.com $2,000
audiojungle.com $3,000 homebuyertaxcredit.com $2,000
indicia.com $3,000 letsgotogether.com $2,000
shortsaleinvestor.com $3,000 naturespassage.com $2,000
zuzu.com $3,000 toray-acs.com $2,000
intervina.com $2,920 visitingescorts.com $2,000

At NameJet, AmericaWestAirlines.com took off with $9,499 onboard, GatewayBank.com deposited $8,300 and PeopleLink.com landed $8,100. HomeElevators.com stopped at $8,000, ThunderValley.com cracked $6,400 and Dongwu.com went for $5,100.

Naiyou.com nabbed $4,411 and Matriarch.com managed $4,400. NameJet had 20 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,360 that are listed in the table below. 

Additional NameJet .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,360
idisplay.com $4,360   legalit.com $2,502
santacostume.com $4,350 dermatologue.com $2,500
Equityhomeloans.com $3,633 garfeild.com $2,499
equityhomeloan.com $3,630 shiptoshore.com $2,280
modeldirectory.com $3,400 yixia.com $2,178
defamationlawyers.com $2,644 erlbaum.com $2,111
bridesmagazine.com $2,610 estelles.com $2,100
cnnibn.com $2,600 jetlinks.com $2,100
hablaespanol.com $2,600 cashdaily.com $2,020
clubhits.com $2,599 expoimaging.com $2,000

Back at the AfternicDLS the registers were busy ringing up MysteryFlights.com ($8,000), WhyYoga.com ($7,700) and a pair of names that went for $6,500 apiece; FireproofSafe.com and NewHomeCommunities.com

Sonsi.com secured $6,388, NIMR.com returned $5,400 and ManageYourStress.com yielded $5,188. SmartIndia.com discovered $5,000, UnMomento.com made $4,500 and SGIOnline.com located $4,088.

The AfternicDLS had 50 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .Com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,000
homesun.com $4,000   1special.com $2,688
foreclosurelawyer.com $3,988 designclick.com $2,588
beautifulwedding.com $3,800 innerbit.com $2,588
ilms.com $3,600 stressindex.com $2,521
ipara.com $3,400 artstech.com $2,488
shantiyoga.com $3,388 optionselling.com $2,488
autisticchild.com $3,288 boybanned.com $2,388
opticalcable.com $3,100 golfclubsexpress.com $2,388
soundresearch.com $3,100 identityexpress.com $2,388
franchisedevelopment.com $3,000 techieworld.com $2,388
funcooking.com $3,000 greatestgifts.com $2,300
geoter.com $3,000 kaipan.com $2,300
printpro.com $3,000 liquidbase.com $2,300
readability.com $3,000 firstexpress.com $2,230
rockboard.com $3,000 arrowboards.com $2,200
totalfishing.com $3,000 cogonline.com $2,200
boldbusiness.com $2,988 macrotrade.com $2,188
origin-africa.com $2,988 elautomatico.com $2,100
roycorp.com $2,988 professionaltranslation.com $2,100
caregivernetwork.com $2,888 breastsurgeryguide.com $2,088
drugfx.com $2,888 globerunner.com $2,000
paynation.com $2,888 naturalconnection.com $2,000
scannow.com $2,788 sagear.com $2,000
stressmanagementprogram.com $2,788 universalpayments.com $2,000
adtr.com $2,750 workclimate.com $2,000

The AfternicDLS used Sedo to sell another domain through their expanded promotion platform. That was PuppyConnection.com at $2,241.  

 At SnapNames.com, ExcelAirways.com jetted to $3,750, an IDN - 整形美容.com - added $3,304 and MonthlyBudget.com allotted $2,860. Prescribing.com dispensed $2,825 and Baushop.com brought $2,152. 

Elsewhere, Rick Latona Auctions sold DenimJeans.com for $9,000 and Celcius.com for $5,000. NoktaDomains notched $7,200 for PharmacyTechnicianCertification.com and $4,000 for FloorMolding.com. Moniker sold AdultKing.com for $2,870 and, in a private sale, Rob Sequin of HavanaJournal.com bought CubanGirls.com for $2,000

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

The year's 12th reported 6-figure ccTLD sale helped the Country Codes post another banner week. As we told you at the top of this report, Büromöbel.de (IDN) ("office furniture" in German) went for a whopping €69,000 ($100,749) at Sedo. That blockbuster was backed by the seven solid five-figure sales that were also listed earlier.

The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is #9 on our new Country Code Top 20 chart. That is Corbatas.es (Spain's country code), a name that went for $7,884 at Sedo. 

Germany's .de had the most chart entries with nine (all completed through Sedo, a venue that claimed 16 of the 21 chart positions. The extra position resulted from a tie for the final spot). Canada's .ca was next with three chart entries, all of which reached the top half of the elite list.

Here is how all of the country code top sellers stacked up for the week ending Dec. 13:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 7, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 13, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. Dec. 15

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Büromöbel.de (IDN)
("office furniture" in German)
€69,000 = $100,749 Sedo
2. Boots.ca $19,950 Pvt Sale
3. Suits.ca $18,900 Pvt Sale
4. ZH.com.cn $18,000 Sedo
5. Paintballing.co.uk £10,000 = $16,400 Sedo
6. NewsletterBoy.de €10,100 = $14,746 Sedo
7. PropertyManagement.ca $14,200 ProForma
8. Webmaster.se €7,500 = $10,950 Sedo
9. Corbatas.es €5,400 = $7,884 Sedo
10. Altersvorsorge24.de €5,000 = $7,300 Sedo

11. YY.de €4,100 = $5,986 Sedo
12. Insurance.cm $5,890 SnapNames
13. SaharaSolar.de €3,600 = $5,256 Sedo
14. Diejobmacher.de €3,570 = $5,212 Sedo
15. Shoppenundsparen.de £2,880 = $4,723 Sedo
16. LiveMusic.com.au $4,483 Drop.com.au
17. Sparangebote.de €3,000 = $4,380 Sedo
18.
tie
Coffretcadeaux.fr €2,600 = $3,796 Sedo
18.
tie
FilmPassage.de €2,600 = $3,796 Sedo
20.
tie
Metropolis.me €2,500 = $3,650 Sedo
20.
tie
Vendor.fr €2,500 = $3,650 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were dozens of additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo again accounting for the majority of those, including Trikotsatz.de ($3,431) and a trio of names at $2,920 each; EBRC.eu, Eisbär.de (IDN) and MCC.fr

Sedo had 41 more ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,847 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,847
myautohaus.de $2,847   elektrotankstelle24.de $1,460
fotoladen.de $2,628 fotoanuncio.es $1,460
designerfabric.co.uk $2,583 klk.ch $1,460
hotels.gp.gp $2,555 shoretel.de $1,460
coverstar.co.uk $2,460 joaquincortes.es $1,445
energy-agency.de $2,336 linum.co.uk $1,394
bespaarsite.nl $2,263 piratenmarkt.de $1,387
payback.in $2,190 eutel.eu $1,314
geomonitoring.de $2,088 globalnews.eu $1,314
porn.mx $2,050 dailydeal.de $1,292
schools.at $1,911 kartenlegen.tv $1,241
goldensun.ch $1,898 floodprevention.co.uk $1,230
toctoc.de $1,825 ltehandy.de $1,168
footballbettingtips.co.uk $1,804 china-import.de $1,110
autowert.de $1,752 aquatherm.eu $1,095
freebrowsergames.de $1,752 betterbusiness.eu $1,095
annonces.eu $1,679 hlskens.de $1,095
forumfree.eu $1,606 immobewerter.de $1,095
immoverlosung.de $1,606 ballkalender.de $1,022
2h.de $1,533 gamer.la $1,000
pinnaclesports.ca $1,500   

Drop.com.au sold three nice Australian ccTLDs; ElectricBike.com.au ($1,549), StrataManagement.com.au ($1,340) and BL.com.au ($1,023). NetFleet.com.au moved another one - Vegetarian.com.au at $2,047

Meanwhile, Registrars.co.uk sold a couple of British domains worth noting; SellMyMotor.co.uk ($2,458) and ContactLensExpress.co.uk ($1,066)

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here.

Global Contenders (Non .com gTLDs: .biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .pro & .tel)

The Global Contenders showed some improvement this week with a quartet of five-figure sales leading our new GC Top 20 Chart. Those were noted at the top of this report. Sedo had the three highest sales you haven't yet seen in this category; #5 CheapestAutoInsurance.net at $7,495, #6 QEC.org ($7,140) and an IDN that reached #7 - Olivenöl.org - at $6,570. 

The AfternicDLS had a hand in nine charted sales, led by #8 Sherwood.net at $6,400. Sedo was next with eight names on the leader board. 

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending Dec. 13:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 7, 2009 - Sun. Dec. 13, 2009
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Dec. 15

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Apps.net $25,900 Sedo
2. Amsterdam.org $25,000 UpMarketURLs.com
3. Review.org $14,502 NameJet
4. ConstructionManagement.net $12,500 Sedo
5. CheapestAutoInsurance.net $7,495 Sedo
6. QEC.org $7,140 Sedo
7. Olivenöl.org €4,500 = $6,570 Sedo
8. Sherwood.net $6,400 AfternicDLS
9. Exchanges.net $5,691 AfternicDLS
10. Comcst.net $5,655 NameJet

11. Bandits.net $5,288 AfternicDLS
12. PaymentProccessing.net $4,588 AfternicDLS/
SnapNames
13. Sleepwear.net $3,888 AfternicDLS
14.
tie
Billigflge.org €2,500 = $3,650 Sedo
14.
tie
DasWetter.net €2,500 = $3,650 Sedo
16. Samadhi.net $3,588 AfternicDLS
17. AllThings.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
18. MoneyOnline.org $3,100 AfternicDLS
19. Curbstone.net $3,088 AfternicDLS
20.
tie
Activate.net $3,000 NameJet
20.
tie
Unsigned.net $3,000 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

In additional four-figure GC sales off the chart the AfternicDLS sold five names via Sedo as part of their expanded promotion platform. Those were BabyCare.net ($2,888), Visiting.net ($2,850), Boubou.net ($2,788), VinylFlooring.net ($1,188) and Meinegesundheit.net ($1,049)

The AfternicDLS sold more than two dozen more from their main site, led by HealthyLifestyle.org at $2,588, Empowered.net and InternetMedia.net at $2,500 apiece and Kwick.net at $2,400. They had 22 more four-figure GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,288. You can check those out in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,288
kidu.org $2,288   treadmillreviews.net $1,500
asien.org $2,000 responsiblegovernment.org $1,488
droid.org $2,000 drugtests.net $1,350
down2earth.net $1,888 nethunter.net $1,288
thesportsnetwork.net $1,788 vitaminstore.net $1,200
autographed.net $1,750 globalbrands.net $1,000
figureskates.net $1,750 korting.net $1,000
funet.net $1,750 lichterkette.net $1,000
controlfreak.org $1,730 naturalacnetreatment.net $1,000
asainternational.net $1,688 soulspace.net $1,000
knowinggod.net $1,500 veterinaria.net $1,000

Sedo sold Backpackers.org for $2,500 and Sunscreen.net for $2,250. Their roster also included Fleisch.info ($1,387) and Damenfahrrad.net at $1,105

At NameJet, LFF.org generated $2,500, PokerTables.net raked in $2,400 and ACA-USA.org drew $2,020. Iteawww.org went for $1,610, BRCSS.net nailed $1,601, FundersOnline.org fetched $1,005 and Hypnotize.net cast a $1,000 spell. 

Elsewhere, SnapNames attracted $2,000 for Zhongguo.org and NoktaDomains collected $1,000 for Jugendzimmer .net.

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page.

*****

As always, we welcome all verifiable sales reports from companies, private sellers or individuals with knowledge of an important sale made through any channel. To contribute information and help make this column better,  just drop a note to editor@dnjournal.com.

We truly appreciate the industry leading companies who share their sales information with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current domain values. Richard Meyer of Domain Sales Center also provides invaluable help in collecting data for these sales reports each week.

Every Tuesday night or Wednesday morning we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive sales report in the industry. 

Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.

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